Upsized Gantry Crane Plans

Upsized Gantry Crane Plans

The big one, actually the big many.  These Gantry Crane Plans include Engineering graphs to choose the beam and legs from 2000 lbs – 6000 lbs lifting capacity.  Free Standing, Large or Small, Wide or Narrow. Build to fit your needs.

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Description

Description

If you need flexibility for your project, then these Gantry crane plans have lots of options for height, width, and capacity.  Plans include graphs and charts showing engineering options for the main beam, and for the legs.  Make your gantry large or small, from Steel or Aluminum, wide or narrow, heavy duty or light, adjustable or fixed.  All the data is there.  Adjustable legs will extended for your needed height – within limits, of course.  Build your new gantry crane with these plans, and make it to fit your needs!

These gantry crane plans are excellent for big lifting since they include lots of options for size and capacity.  The crane is height adjustable for ease of use and for disassembly for storage.  Best of all . . . You Can Build It Yourself !

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Specifications

Specifications

Upsized Gantry Crane Plans

  • Single top I-beam design — 8 ft  to 30 ft width options.
  • Telescoping of fixed legs — 7 ft to 16 ft height options.
  • Options from 1000 lb. to 6000 lb. capacity.
  • Note:  Some length, height and capacity options are mutually exclusive.
  • Options for Steel (stronger) or Aluminum (lighter, for mobility).
  • We recommend Steel legs for rigidity, but aluminum options are also available.
  • Contains spring support wheel assembly plans (for safety and roll around mobility).
  • These plans are fully Engineered, so you can build with confidence.
  • Plans include drawings, build instructions, and a full list of materials.

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More About The Design Features

More About The Design Features

This up-sized crane is an extension to our very popular Mobile Overhead Crane.  However, by customer request, this version shows ways to build it larger, taller, wider, and with options for higher capacity.  It also includes options for aluminum.  This design keeps the telescoping legs for flexibility allowing beam clearance to adjust vertically (depending on choice of sizes).  Heights from 6.8 ft – 10 ft with the small size, or from 9.5 ft – 15 ft with the largest size — AND, size options in-between.  (Or, check out the Perfect Size Garage Crane Plans for a crane that fits a typical 7′ overhead garage door.)

Width options range from a 10 ft to 30 ft, using I-Beam sizes from 5″ to 10″.*

Construction requires steel cutting, welding and drilling.
Load Capacity is (depending on options) from 1,000 to 6,000 lbs*  See notes.

Engineering Considerations:

Crane capacity is a function of the height, width, and beam options.  Plans include several graphs showing the effects of beam type, length and under beam clearance with instructions for choosing.  Since these plans cover a wide range of options, prepare for some figuring.  You’ll need to know the required load, span width, and how tall (and short) the crane must be.


Mobile Gantry Crane PlansPlans include instructions with lots of illustrations, a List of Materials, and Construction Hints for building the crane.
. . .  More on What is in the Plans . . . And, more about the design of our Gantry Cranes.

To make your lifting chores even easier, check out the accessories! — Our “Winching Pole” & Load Leveler are perfect tools for many gantry cranes.  (May not work well with cranes over 10 ft.)  The Beam Clamp (Free Plans) can make the crane more flexible for size.  (Read the announcement).

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